Township Meaning and Definition

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Township meaning

Word: Township

How to pronounce: ˈtaʊnʃɪp



1. A division of a county with some corporate powers.

Example sentences: "North and South Fayette townships in Allegheny County posted population gains of 28 percent and 19 percent, respectively."

2. (in South Africa) a suburb or city of predominantly black occupation, formerly officially designated for black occupation by apartheid legislation.

Example sentences: "The site is close to Khayelitsha, a township of 500,000 black South Africans who suffered under apartheid and still live in poverty, with a 90 per cent unemployment rate."

3. A manor or parish as a territorial division.


small town





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Spanish: Municipio


French: Township

Italian: Township

Turkish: Nahiye


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